Disgraced Hollywood movie producer Harvey Weinstein has been caught with contraband in jail, accoridng to reports.
Weinstein is currently being held in L.A. County jail as he awaits trial for rape.
He was caught with contraband Milk Duds in November, prompting a reprimand from L.A. County jail guards, according to prisoner records.
The Milk Duds were found during a search on November 10, after Weinstein had a face-to-face meeting with Shawn Burkley, one of his attorneys.
Weinstein claimed to the guards that he had brought the Milk Duds with him when he was extradited from New York last July.
The former movie mogul is currently serving a 23-year sentence after being convicted in New York, and after California convicts him, he will never see the outside of jail again.
While the contraband is only a minor infraction, they add up in jail and can impact your living conditions, housing facility, parole status, and many other things.
Weinstein’s rep Juda Engelmayer gave TMZ, the media outlet that broke the story, a statement from Harvey who sounded nervous.
“This was an innocent misunderstanding,” Weinstein claims.
“It will not happen again.
“I have been a model inmate, following the rules and regulations and I am sincerely sorry.”
According to TMZ, “HW’s attorney Mark Werksman tells TMZ the judge took no action against Weinstein — nor did the jail.
“Mark, Shawn, and his other lawyers are still visiting him … with the same cursory checks in effect.
“Weinstein is currently being held at the Correctional Treatment Center — a medical unit within the Twin Towers jail in downtown Los Angeles … as he currently awaits trial.”
Weinstein’s attorneys, Mark Werksman and Alan Jackson, also issued a joint apology:
“We have been informed about this and are very sorry it happened.
“It had not happened before, and never happened since.
“Harvey has been a model inmate and intends to continue as such.”
Harvey Weinstein was caught with some contraband … Milk Duds https://t.co/vhSFIO5s73
— TMZ (@TMZ) March 4, 2022
Like caramel, strict jail rules can get stuck in your craw. Disgraced mogul and convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein reportedly found that out back in November, when jail officials reprimanded him over a box of contraband Milk Duds. https://t.co/dgbAjtbEWZ
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) March 4, 2022
“This was an innocent misunderstanding,” Weinstein said. “It will not happen again. I have been a model inmate, following the rules and regulations and I am sincerely sorry.” https://t.co/goTNNWl6zg
— Variety (@Variety) March 3, 2022
The Milk Duds were confiscated, and the guards warned that they would have to search his attorneys’ legal binders and laptop bags on future visits.
Weinstein claimed to the guards that he had brought the Milk Duds with him when he was extradited from New York in July.
But the jail officials said he had been searched upon his arrival at the L.A. County jail’s medical facility, and nothing was found, leading them to conclude that the Milk Duds were passed to him during the attorney’s visit.